Alex Hager

Alex Hager, from Darien, Connecticut, is a reporter for Elon News Network. He is a Journalism major with minors in Spanish and Political Science. Alex is passionate about telling stories, hiking mountains, and wearing Hawaiian shirts. 

Recent Articles

COLUMN: Whatever you do, go outside

9/13/17 8:00am

Go outside. Whatever it is you do, there’s a way to do it outside. Walking across campus, even on the nicest of days, you’d have no idea that there are over six thousand students at Elon.

Elon senior arrested in drunk driving incident

9/12/17 3:29pm

Elon University senior Haley Muratore was arrested Friday night on a charge of driving while impaired. According to the Elon Police Department, Muratore was driving on East Trollinger Avenue when her vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole. 

Here are the construction changes happening around Elon

8/24/17 4:45pm

Elon University’s campus has been loud at work with construction over the summer, and some new and renovated buildings will greet those returning to campus this fall. One of the biggest summer additions is the construction of a new residential neighborhood. Elon’s latest on-campus living spaces sit next to the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center at the former site of East Gym and historic neighborhood parking.

Molly Offstein to be transported to medical center in Maryland, still in vegetative state

5/31/17 10:08pm

Molly Offstein is leaving the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to receive treatment at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in her home state of Maryland, according to a Facebook post from her father, Evan Offstein. Offstein is still recovering after being hit by a car in March. The post provided an update on Offstein's health, explaining that her physical health is improving, but she has not showed signs of any significant recovery from her traumatic brain injury (TBI). She has not exited a vegetative state.

Belk Library to receive expansion following $5 million gift from Elon parents

5/22/17 5:55pm

Belk Library will receive a $5 million upgrade following a gift from two Elon parents. The addition will consolidate the offices of academic advising, tutoring, and disability services into one building. The expansion will take the form of a two-story, 11,000-square-foot annex on the east side of the Carol Grotnes Belk library.

Former Sigma Phi Epsilon president used racial slur toward black student

5/2/17 11:07am

Elon University junior Owen Gaffney, former president of the NC Mu Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, used a racial slur toward a black Elon senior, according to multiple sources close to the situation. According to junior William Ellick, current president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Gaffney and senior Austin Meekins, who is black, had a disagreement at an off-campus fraternity party over academic standards with Gaffney, who is white. While Meekins was outside the party, which took place the weekend of April 13, Gaffney indirectly called Meekins the N-word after he had left Gaffney's vicinity. 

With Trump nearing 100 days in office, latest Elon Poll takes temperature of NC voters

4/26/17 12:13pm

According to the latest Elon University Poll released on Wednesday, 49 percent of North Carolina respondents said that President Donald Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Barack Obama, while only 39 percent said Trump is outperforming his predecessor. The poll asked questions about voters' views of President Trump, his behaviors, and policies April 19-21.

Softball tops UNCG behind three runs from freshman catcher

4/20/17 2:12pm

The Elon University softball team beat the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon, topping the Spartans 7-2 under overcast skies at Hunt Softball Park. The Phoenix got the victory behind a four-run fifth inning, seizing on a stretch of shaky pitching from UNCG.

Students flood Chapel Hill's Franklin Street following UNC's National Championship victory

4/4/17 3:21pm

Redemption. That was the word on everyone's lips as thousands clad in Carolina blue swarmed Franklin Street in Chapel Hill on Monday night.  After falling in last year's National Championship game, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels beat Gonzaga in Phoenix, Ariz., and fans back on campus celebrated in grand fashion. In one of UNC's most famous athletic traditions, throngs of Carolina faithful formed a sea of celebration on the corner of Franklin St.

Phoenix sweeps JMU with complete game shutout from freshman Brnovich

4/3/17 1:04pm

The Elon University Baseball team defeated James Madison University by a score of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Latham Park, sweeping the Dukes in their three game series, extending a winning streak to six. Although the Phoenix won the first two games of the series in high-scoring affairs, Sunday’s game was decidedly a pitching duel.

HAGER: Waddling into the sunset: A eulogy for Club Penguin

3/29/17 3:43pm

It was the home of so many firsts: first dates; first parties; first independence. I still remember that pizza parlor like it was yesterday. I still remember those igloos like I remember my childhood bedroom. But now, the place where so many of us grew from kids into adults is waddling off into the sunset.

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